Scholarship detail

Dame Margaret Clark Scholarship in Political Science

Value:

Each Scholarship is valued at $5000

Tenure of award:

Each scholarship will be tenable for 12 months. This scholarship may not be held together with a Victoria Master’s by Thesis Scholarship.

Closing dates for applications:

01 December 2018
01 December 2019
1st of December each year

Number of awards offered:

One award will be offered each year.

History or background of award

This scholarship has been established by Sir Robert Jones to recognise the work of Dame Margaret Clark in the areas of political science and international relations.

Purpose of award

The scholarship will contribute $5,000 towards the tuition fees of a student undertaking a Master’s degree in political science or international relations at Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection criteria

Students eligible for this scholarship must:
• Master’s by thesis students (120 points):
Have completed an honours degree in political science or international relations or a cognate discipline providing appropriate preparation for the completion a Master’s thesis and be enrolled in a full year (120 point) Master’s thesis in political science or international relations at Victoria University of Wellington.
• Taught Masters students (180 points):
Be enrolled in a full year (180 point) taught Masters in political science or international relations at Victoria University of Wellington.

Selection for this scholarship will be based on academic merit, and in particular, the grades achieved in 300 and 400 level papers in political science or international relations. In the case of candidates with a similar grade point average, preference will be given to students undertaking a thesis on some aspect of New Zealand politics.

How do students apply?

• Applications for this scholarship must be made on the forms obtainable from the link provided or from the Scholarships Office.
• Referees statements: A template form for referees is available from this link:
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/home/admisenrol/payments/scholarships/publications/postgraduate-scholarships-referee-form.pdf  Please make this available to your referees. Reference stements should be submitted directly to the Scholarships Office by the referees. This may be by email only if they are sent from a verifiable institutional email address.
• Enrolling as a Master’s student and applying for this Scholarship are two separate processes. The holding of this Scholarship is conditional upon the scholarship recipient gaining enrolment as a Master’s student.
• Those intending to do a Master's by thesis must contact directly the School in which they wish to enrol so that their research proposal and the feasibility of supervision can be assessed.
Application Form
Regulations

Additional information

Scholarship recipients will be expected to sign the Victoria Postgraduate Scholarship Contract.

Decision makers

This Scholarship will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit by the University Research Scholarships Committee, a sub-committee of the University Research Committee.

How and when do students learn of the decision?

Scholarship offers will be made in late December of the year of application. If you are unsuccessful you may be notified by email only. Please provide a clearly written email address if available.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Scholarship recipients will be expected to sign the Victoria Postgraduate Scholarship Contract.

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:


Position: The Scholarships Office
Organisation: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO Box 600 Wellington 6140 New Zealand
Phone: +64 4 463 5557
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz
Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships